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James Wilton Dance - The Storm 

Friday 8th November 19:30pm | Taliesin

The Storm Official Trailer from James Wilton on Vimeo.

James Wilton Dance

The Storm

James Wilton Dance, one of Europe’s most in demand dance companies, present The Storm, a whirlwind of lightning fast, super athletic movement, where acrobatics, break-dancing, martial arts and edge of the seat contact work fuse to form dance that will blow audiences away.

Seven dancers of extraordinary skill, a soundtrack of thundering electro-rock specially composed by Amarok and thousands of pieces of paper combine to create a work that will astound you with its athleticism and touch you emotionally in a way that words simply can’t.

The Storm grows from a light breeze and becomes something too powerful to fathom. It scoops the dancers into the air then drops them to the floor with unrelenting velocity, transforms them into mini tornadoes and sends them spiralling out of control.

More than just weather, this storm is of the mind. You can’t see the wind but you can see how it changes objects. In the same way, you can’t see emotions, but you can see how they change people, how they knock them off their feet, then sweep them away. In this storm can you find peace? Can you find the calm eye of the storm?


James Wilton

“After the considerable success of LEVIATHAN ( 2016), a work based on Herman Melville’s Moby Dick which will see its 100th performance in 2018, I wanted to create not only my own dance work, but also my own story. I have always been fascinated by the inner workings of the human mind, in particular how we process and understand emotions, and wanted to create a narrative that not only moves audiences emotionally, but encourages viewers to consider our psychologies and behaviours from all angles.

Physically, I believe we have just scratched the surface of what my company are capable of. Our unique blend of martial arts, break dance, capoeira, acrobatics and dance is continually evolving, and The Storm will be the next step of this. It will be more physical, athletic and energised than anything we’ve previously created, but with more softness and texture than we have previously added.”


Running time – 1hr 12mins plus 20 minute interval

Friday 8 November 7.30pm

Ticket Prices

  • Full price: £ 14
  • Under 18's: £ 12
  • Full time students: £ 12
  • Senior Citizens: £ 12
  • Other Concessions: £ 12

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James Wilton Dance - The Storm